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al-Qa'bong wrote:

And you saw the Amboy Dukes?  Was Ted Nugent acting like the Nuge then, or was he just another guy with a guitar?

He claims he that he didn't know what the songs "Journey To The Center Of Your Mind" & "Down On Phillips Escalator" were about, so I guess he was acting like the Nuge back then (in other words, a moron)

trippie

I used to like Ted Nugent untill he bought a radio station in Detroit and then was a DJ.. What a right winged opinionaed ass. No when I hear a song of his I think about his crappy personality.

al-Qa'bong

I heard a rumour that he shot a couple of black guys in Detroit but was never charged.

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I was in junior high and high school during the days when The Nuge actually SOLD records, and I didn't like him THEN.  He was always the guy the class bullies were into.

al-Qa'bong

Ted Nugent - Worst Person in the World

I  liked Ted Nugent when I was 17.  I still listen to "Double Live Gonzo" once in a while.  But I've always considered him a goof and an idiot.

trippie

Well , in the end I do have to say there are a few songs of his that are pretty good. At least to my taste.

 

Growing up in Windsor and tuning into Detroit radio I got a chance to listen to a lot of classic rock. I kinda moved on from that.

Chester...still

sorry about the new login, couldn't remember my old password and email has changed.  pretty hard to make a complete list

supertramp

goose creek symphony

lighthouse

crowbar

witness

mahgony rush

joe cocker

peter tosh

april wine

george thorogood, loudest #1

stevie ray vaughn and double trouble, loudest #2

johnny winter, loudest #3

jerry jerry and the sons of rythym orchrestra (lots of other from this period that i can't remember Cool)

rodney crowel

vince gill

johnny cash

the judds Surprised

blue rodeo

the hip

alanis

dire straights - the best arena show (edmonton, money for nothing) i ever saw

the head pins

bb king

john lee hooker

the mighty sparrow...funny story

michelle schocked

THE SADIES

the arkells

Wilco

micheal bubble

CUFF THE DUKE

luke duccette

there's more but jeez....

 

top regrets (had the chance but...WTF?)

john prine...like at the regina folkfest this year

steve earle

lucinda williams

 

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Chester...still

Hi Catchfire, I am indeed that Chester.  sure that would be great all powerful one, no need for two logins.  but you also need to remind me of exactly what the original login was...Chester the praire shark, chester the prairie shark, not sure.

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al-Qa'bong

Welcome back, Chester. 

We really do have to get a shinny game going this winter.

Is that "Witness" band you saw the same outfit as Kenny Shields and Streetheart?  I had a Streetheart poster from a high school dance that had "formerly 'Witness'" scrawled on it with a magic marker.

Another of those bands, Cambridge (lotsa Nazareth covers), went on to extreme lameness as the Queen City Kids.  The Headpins was another band I saw at the Yorkton Ex.

chester the pra...

al-Qa'bong wrote:

Welcome back, Chester. 

We really do have to get a shinny game going this winter.

Is that "Witness" band you saw the same outfit as Kenny Shields and Streetheart?  I had a Streetheart poster from a high school dance that had "formerly 'Witness'" scrawled on it with a magic marker.

Another of those bands, Cambridge (lotsa Nazareth covers), went on to extreme lameness as the Queen City Kids.  The Headpins was another band I saw at the Yorkton Ex.

 

hey neighbour! I'm going to get skates this winter...for sure.

Yes Witness was a kenny shields vehicle.  It was a pretty big band in the early '70's and they carried a horn section so they could cover steely dan and the like.  I saw shields in clubs a lot in the eighties, he always had a great band.  the guy is a perfect cross between rod stewart, who he looks like, and mick jagger, who he's built like and moves like.

of course us old guys all probably saw max webster and kim mitchell at some point and the Lincons were a great club act in the 80's.

JEfromCanada

Musicians I've seen live (there are lots more I can't remember off the top of my head, as most of these performances were more than 20 years ago, and some more than 35 years ago):

Beach Boys

Bee Gees

Michael Bolton

Styx

Heart

Supertramp

Mandala

Five Man Electrical Band

Boston

Eagles

Gary Puckett

Liz Story

Huey Lewis and the News

Barenaked Ladies

Jody Raffoul

 

I also saw the bands below, but couldn't remember until seeing their names in other peoples' lists!

 

Three Dog Night

Chicago

Amboy Dukes

(had tickets to see Michael Jackson at a private function - for Apple Computer retailer store owners - but it got cancelled when he burned his hair.  Huey Lewis was a last-minute replacement)

DaveW

I am not much of a concert-goer, mostly high-school friends' basements and turntables (you know the '70s drill), so to read some of the lists above -- Boom, LTJ, remind -- whew!, you guys live in another cultural world from me, wow, congrats

my modest big-concert list includes a few real standouts, A-No. 1 of which was no doubt The Police at the Big O in Montreal in 1983:

at the peak of their popularity and power they gave a SENSATIONAL show, really tremendous, and encore after encore... bravo Sting, he really rocked -- that much more sensational given that I went to see the Talking Heads, and Police were really second billing for me...

Next biggest date would be the 1988 Amnesty tour, with Springsteen and Sting battling it out  (literally) for top billing, and Peter Gabriel and others rounding out the bill: Springsteen did a cover of Twist and Shout that was great, esp for a volumnious locale like the Big O...

One small-concert note: went for my 18th birthday and first legal beer to a small club on Carlton in Toronto, cannot recall the name to see David Amram, a memorable gig.

 final note: I take it from the above that no babbler claims to have seen the Beatles live.

 

jrootham

How big was the club with Amram?  There was a tiny one on the north side near Parliament that did folk.

 

trippie

Just went to the Chick Corea show at Massey Hall in Toronto. Was a good one.

Merowe

Hey, this is fun. Sort of in order from my first concert back in my high school daze,

 

Rush

Nazareth

Steppenwolf

The Guess Who

Pink Floyd

The Strawbs

Elvis Costello

Teenage Head

Bachmann Turner Overdrive

King Sunny Ade

The Rolling Stones

Trooper

The Clash

The Ramones

Remmy Ongala

Kanda Bongo Man

Thomas Mapfumo

The Mighty Diamonds

Gregory Issaacs

Culture

Muddy Waters

Siouxshee and the Banshees

Bow Wow Wow

Les Quatres Etoiles

John Cale

The English Beat

Plastique Bertrand

The Undertones

Tabu Ley Rochereau

The Fleshtones

Burning Spear

Eek-a-Mouse

Yellowman

and a bunch more I can't remember. The last concert I saw was the Dresden Symphony Orchestra with a 300 person choir doing Beethoven's Ninth and, yes Dorothy it was MAGNIFICENT!

 

DaveW

jrootham wrote:

How big was the club with Amram?  There was a tiny one on the north side near Parliament that did folk.

 

It was tiny, all right, but I recall it -- way back -- being closer to the Ryerson/ Jarvis areas, so farther west than the club you refer to ...

JEfromCanada

DaveW wrote:

 

 final note: I take it from the above that no babbler claims to have seen the Beatles live.

 

 

I guess that means none of us were trying to pad our resumes!

al-Qa'bong

Merowe wrote:

Hey, this is fun. Sort of in order from my first concert back in my high school daze,

 

...The English Beat

Plastique Bertrand

The Undertones

Tabu Ley Rochereau

The Fleshtones

Burning Spear

Eek-a-Mouse

Yellowman... 

That's the best list so far.   I'm jealous.

So who was singing when you saw Plastic Bertrand?

 

DaveW

JEfromCanada wrote:

DaveW wrote:

 

 final note: I take it from the above that no babbler claims to have seen the Beatles live.

 

 

I guess that means none of us were trying to pad our resumes!

right, or Elvis, another resume booster !

Merowe

al-Qa'bong wrote:

Merowe wrote:

Hey, this is fun. Sort of in order from my first concert back in my high school daze,

 

 

...The English Beat

 

Plastique Bertrand

The Undertones

Tabu Ley Rochereau

The Fleshtones

Burning Spear

Eek-a-Mouse

Yellowman... 

That's the best list so far.   I'm jealous.

So who was singing when you saw Plastic Bertrand?

 

I blush! N.R.Kissed's list looks pretty rockin' to me. I didn't realize there was a controversy around Ca Plane Pour Moi till your remark but wiki confirms that it would have been Plastic Bertrand and not that other fella who'd originally recorded the song. PB had a gig - straining to remember, here - at the El Mocambo I think, or some even tinier venue around Spadina and College, way back in the day. I remember it as good fun, he was this slightly portly, sandy-haired fella in a suitably silly metallic costume vigorously jumping up and down as he blasted through the set.

N.R.KISSED

From What I can remember right now

999

The Stranglers

The Jam

Athletico Spizz 80

The Dickies

U.K Subs

Angelic Upstarts

The Fall

The Buzzcocks

The Clash

Black Uhuru

Killing Joke

The Cramps

Billy Bragg

Echo and the Bunnymen

The Specials

The Beat

UB40

Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet

Sturmgroup

Kinetic Ideals

Dinosaur Jr.

Cheetah Chrome

John Otway and Wild Willy Barret

Iggy Pop

Gang of Four

Heimlich Maneuver

King Cobb Steelie

Maggot Fodder

Bauhaus

No Means No

Sly and Robbie

Sinead O’Connor

Sly and Robbie w Sinead O’connor

Johnny Cash

Len Cohen

Mad Professor

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Soul Asylum

Henry Rollins Band

Sonic Youth

Nick Cave and the Bad Seed

Stereo Lab

Primus

Radio Head

Royal City

Sex Pistols (reunion-yawnnn)

The Pogues

Shane Magowan and the Popes

The Dubliners

PJ Harvey

Interpol

Gallon Drunk

L7

Guided by Voices

Mercury Rev

Femi Kuti

King Sunny Ade

Broken Social Scene

 

al-Qa'bong

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I blush! N.R.Kissed's list looks pretty rockin' to me

 

Yeah, no kidding. These lists almost make me wish I grew up in a big city down east.

 

On the other hand, I bet I'm the only one here who saw the Gough brothers play a wedding dance.

Fidel

Bobby Gimby. We sang Oh Canada with him in 1971. I was in kindergarten or grade one, one or the other.

al-Qa'bong

I saw The Hot Club of Edmonton a couple of weeks ago. They were OK, but not great - certainly no Jimmy Rosemberg and Sinti.  The group who shared billing with them, Les Imposteurs, were technically good, but aesthetically unlistenable.

al-Qa'bong

OK, they ain't musicians, and they ain't the Bolshoi (we were in Nimes a couple of years ago - the Bolshoi was going to perform at the Roman ampitheatre there, but we didn't go because our nine-year old didn't want to...D'OH!), but I saw the Moscow Ballet perform this earlier this week.

 

The Little Swans

This is about how the place looked when I was there.  It's great, but how cool would it have been to see a performance of the Bolshoi there?

Le T Le T's picture

Whoa, some pretty comprehensive lists here, eh? Remind, Nirvana AND Cheech and Chong?! Yikes.

I'm heavy into the local never-heard-of-them-before punk scene in Toronto and southern Ontario but some of my "big" shows include...

CSNY

Leonard Cohen

Dylan x2 (once was amazing, once was sad and pathetic)

SNFU

Hanson Bros. (the Nomeansno Hanson bros, not the blonde children)

Propaghandi

J.K. Samson

1755 (vive l'acadie, anyone?)

Harry Manx

Stephen Fearing (2 or 3 times)

Ashley MacIsaac

J.P. Comier

Fred Fortin

Joey Shithead (of DOA, who was just playing accoustic guitar on the street one night, in Toronto)

 

 

 

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Le T wrote:
Remind, Nirvana AND Cheech and Chong?! Yikes.

Yep, in settings that were worlds apart, saw C&C in Regina at the Centre of the Arts, and Nirvana in a bar in Seattle. Was fortunate that my partner worked security for a music promotions company, got to see lots that would never have otherwise. Though some I wish I had opted out of. Alanna Myles comes to mind.

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I'm heavy into the local never-heard-of-them-before punk scene in Toronto and southern Ontario

We were, and I suppose still are, like that with R&B and folk blues, always over at the Yale, or at Nanaimo's 2 good blues spots, when great local artists were playing. Too many bands to even remember a short list. There is a smallish, but great music festival, here everyyear that we get to partake of, that satisfys our need for live music.

al-Qa'bong

I saw Spamalot tonight.  It's basically The Holy Grail performed as a parody of Broadway musicals.  It took me a while to get into the Broadway slant, as I expected a more strictly Pythonesque presentation, but once I adapted I liked their adaptation.

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I'm going to test my memory and see if I can remember the musicians I've seen perform (excluding those probably less know). In order of appearance more or less:

April Wine

Valdy

10 CC

Queen

David Bowie

Supertramp

George Thoroughgood

Bob Marley

Bruce Springsteen

Murray Head

Robert Palmer

Peter Tosh

Peter Gabriel

YES

Genesis

Scott Merritt

Clash

Who

UB40

Suzanne Vega

Jane Siberry

Buckwheat Zydeco

Iggy Pop

Grateful Dead

Neville Brothers

U2

Gill Scott Heron

Pearl Jam

James Brown

New Order

Steve Millar Band

Dave Mathews Band

Cocteau Twins

Brand Van 2000

Tony Bennett

Prince

Calexico

Billy Bragg

Burning Spear

Stars

 

 

 

 

 

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- bump - I think this thread needs updating!

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Some of the concerts that I recall attending 1966-1975; some of these performers I've seen more than once. Many concerts were at Ottawa's Le Hibou, the Ottawa Civic Centre, Toronto's El Mocambo (and other venues), and London's Wonderland - and, finally, at Wayne State University in Detroit. My memory isn't that great - I've left out quite a few bands.

Tim Hardin ("If I were a carpenter")

Jerry Jeff Walker ("Mr. Bojangles" concert)

Kris Kristofferson (performed his first album)

Jesse Winchester ("The Brand New Tennessee Waltz")

Willie Dixon

Rare Earth

Yes

Mott The Hoople

Ten Years After

Donovan ("Catch The Wind")

Black Sabbath (second album concert)

The Doors (after Jim Morrison died)

Dion DiMucci (in his folk music days)

Murray McLauchlin

Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee

Otis Spann Blues Band

James Cotton Blues Band

Muddy Waters Blues Band

Crowbar (with King Biscuit Boy, and without him)

Little Richard ("The Rill Thing" concert)

Detroit with Mitch Ryder

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band

Jethro Tull ("Thick As A Brick" concert)

Long John Baldry ("Everything Stops For Tea" concert)

John Mayall Blues Band ("Turning Point" concert)

Tom Rush

Tom Paxton

Electric Light Orchestra

Stringband

Cedric Smith with members of Perth County Conspiracy

Emerson Lake and Palmer (including "Lucky Man")

MC5   (worse concert I have ever been to)

Alice Cooper ("Under My Wheels" concert - awesome!)

McKenna Mendelsohn Mainline ("Stink" concert)

Modern Rock Quartet (MRQ) They performed Le Hibou after hours on weekends.

Uriah Heep 

Colleen Peterson

Savoy Brown ("Hellbound Train" concert)

Companeros

Fraser & DeBolt

Original Sloth Band

Short Turn

Sneezy Waters And The Excellent Band

the Esquires

the Staccatos

Five Man Electrical Band

The Townsmen

Mandala

Kensington Market

Dr. John The Night Tripper ("Gris-Gris" album)

Mott The Hoople

Sweet River Street Band (from Belleville and Deseronto - did CCR covers)

 

Sadly, I haven't had opportunity to attends concerts since about 1980.

 

(revised list)

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